Hall of Fame Member Biographies

L. Lowell Lehman

L. Lowell Lehman served thirty years as professor of Music Education and director of Instrumental Music at Northeastern State University before retiring in 1996. His graduates are among Oklahoma's finest music teachers and band directors. While at NSU, Lehman began the Green County Jazz Festival in 1967. He also founded the NSU Jazz program, the NSU Music Hall of Fame, and the Muskogee Jazz Festival. Lehman performed with the Tulsa Sinfonia, Fort Smith Community Band, Muskogee Community Band, Guy Lombardo Orchestra, Glenn Miller Orchestra, and the Doc Severinsen Trio. He also performed with Kay Starr, Pat Boone and Charlie Pride. He was inducted into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame in 2002.